But the singing is gorgeous throughout, and any lover of madrigal-type pieces will enjoy the performance of the moody French chanson La nuict froide et sombre, as well as other familiar Lassus pieces. The real attraction here is the way the album shows how, in the secular realm as well as the sacred, musicians even in the increasingly individualistic late sixteenth century tended to think in terms of chains of compositions.
The range of pieces associated with the chanson Bonjour mon coeur is especially interesting. Lassus ' limpid setting of this deceptively simple poem by Pierre de Ronsard apparently became a hit and was manipulated by other song composers, keyboardists, and composers more oriented to sacred music who fitted the material with sacred texts, including Lassus himself after his employer's theology began to shift toward the counter-reformation.
Another interesting and quite rare piece is the dialogic chanson Hola Caron track 21 , representing a conversations between Charon, the boatman of the river Styx, and a soul who has died of love and is thus not to be allowed to cross; it is a quasi-dramatic setting for two groups of voices, clearly influenced by the ideas in the realm of the Italian madrigal that would eventually lead to the creation of opera. The booklet notes by Ignace Bossuyt take some concentration they begin with the somewhat tangential counter-reformation issue , but effectively introduce Lassus and his musical surroundings.
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Print s. Transpose 0. No transpositions available. Quick Details. Add to wish list. Includes digital copy. The booklet notes by Ignace Bossuyt take some concentration they begin with the somewhat tangential counter-reformation issue , but effectively introduce Lassus and his musical surroundings.
The notes and texts appear in Dutch, German, French, and English. A treat for madrigal lovers of all stripes. Herr, wir trau'n auf deine Gute Alto, Chorus. Fuga: Lasst sein heilig Lob uns singen Chorus. Psalm 2: Warum Toben die Heiden. Psalm Dem Herrn der Erdkreis zusteht. Auf dich setz ich, Herr, mein Vertrauen. Psalm Wer in des Allerhochsten Hut. Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied.Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott Alt ernative. Title Composer Hanff, Johann Nicolaus: I-Catalogue Number I-Cat. No. IJH 5 Key E minor Movements/Sections Mov'ts/Sec's: 2 settings Composer Time Period Comp. Period: Baroque: Piece Style Baroque: Instrumentation organ.